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First time fleet enema, did I do it right? Was very constipated...

Posted 9 Aug 2013 by michellexxx12 5 answers

So I just took a fleet enema for the first time because I was very constipated. I held it in and it almost immediately caused me to have bowel movement. I figured that because of this I let go of the enema too soon so I injected a few more times but after nothing really came out except for the ...

Is there a good alternative to Linzess?

Posted 1 Jul 2013 by Karangahan 12 answers

Hello everyone. I have been prescribed by my doctor with Linzess. I have chronic GI disorders abdominal, pain, feeling bloated (severely uncomfortable). I started yesterday but when I woke up this morning, I had this pain, distention in my whole abdomen that extended to both sides. I took 3 aspirin ...

Is there anything OTC comparable to Lactulose?

Posted 3 Sep 2014 by LymaBeane 4 answers

I am taking Lactulose and it works well for me. My doctor wonders why I would always need it. Miralax doesn't work for me. Is there anything OTC that is comparable to Lactulose so that I don't have to depend on a doctor to get the help I need? Thanks

Amitiza not really working - any advice or suggestions?

Posted 6 May 2014 by lhoover1985 8 answers

I am a 28 year old female who prior to about 1 1/2 years ago, had absolutely no medical issues, let alone GI issues, to speak of. I'll also say there are no GI issues in my family history, with the exception of my brother who developed ulcerative colitis around the same time I started having ...

Is the Miralax Pill as effective as the Miralax Powder? What is the difference?

Posted 5 Oct 2017 by mmeighan 1 answer

I have a 12 year old granddaughter with chronic constipation. She hates taking the powder and I think the pill form might be better. Her doctor ordered Miralax powder daily and if she misses a dose her stools are so hard and large she has pain and difficulty having a bowel movement.

Is it possible for amitiza to cause weight gain?

Posted 27 Jun 2016 by annanoeld 5 answers

Hello- for the past 3 months I have been taking amitiza for my ibs in combination with dulcolax. After months of not seeing results from other medications, this actually worked! I am no longer chronically constipated, and my doctors are considering dropping the dosage given my progress. HOWEVER in ...

Chronic Constipation in my 5 yr old daughter, how did you deal with this?

Posted 5 May 2011 by moira77 5 answers

IF anyone one can relate I would be pleased to hear how you deal with this issue. My daughter is 5yrs old and has had chronic constipation with overflow for as long as i can remember to start with the drs said she would out grow it and did nothing then 18 months ago finally refered her to the ...

I am new to Relistor and experiencing concerning side effects. Is this normal?

Posted 7 Apr 2012 by scooterpop 6 answers

... I have just taken my 3rd dose of Relistor and have not had much support from my doctor on this drug. With each injection I have had the same effects; immediate nausea, abdominal cramping, gas, severe chills for about 2 hours, and no constipation relief at all. Does anyone else experience these ...

Magnesium Citrate - Really need help! Question regarding severe constipation?

Posted 22 Jun 2016 by ElleLynne 2 answers

I had colon surgery 4 years ago. My colon literally ripped in two from severe constipation & diverticulitis. I take Relistor injections (which is a opioid blocker). Miralax, senna, mineral oil used on occasion. I feel like I just need to get cleaned out. Will Magnesium Citrate pills do that? ...

How long should I give Linzess a chance to work before stopping it?

Posted 15 Jan 2016 by jmiguel 3 answers

My doctor prescribed 145 mg Linzess over a month ago. The first week, it seemed to completely empty by bowels on the 2nd day but after that I am lucky if it works one day a week. I also take a fiber supplement, drink a lot of water, exercise daily and run 10 miles on the weekend. I am experiencing ...

What happens next when Golytely doesn't work?

Posted 29 Aug 2016 by emfay13 3 answers

I have chronic constipation from opioids. I don't have ins and last week ended up in the er for extreme pain. I should probably add that I have a rectal prolapse. My Dr had told me to go in if that happened, btw. I hated going to the ER for constipation, but you can literally feel the hard ...

Magnesium Citrate - How long does it usually take after taking 10 ounces of citrate?

Posted 2 Mar 2017 by Joe Seneca 1 answer

I've been constipated for a week and I took bisacodyl how long should it take before the citrate works?

Should I give dulcolax to my 7 yr old daughter for constipation?

Posted 3 Mar 2011 by beautiful1987 4 answers

she has always been constipated she also has a mild mental disabilaty nothing helps her constipation for long.

Is it OK to drink coffee in the morning immediately after taking the Linzess?

Posted 30 Nov 2015 by sbarradas 2 answers

I have chronic constipation due to extra twists and turns in my bowels. I was proscribed this med 3 weeks ago but it hasn't worked. I know I'm not supposed to eat for an hour but I've been drinking coffee with it. Is that preventing it from working?

Problems with Fecal Impaction?

Posted 25 Jul 2016 by Kingbuba 5 answers

I was given some amitiza samples to try for opioid induced constipation. In four days I was impacted. It is terrible. I have gone back to miralax and stool softeners every day. It works, but at 3-6 days I have a huge cramping BM. Anyone else with OIC have anything that REALLY helps??

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